The table below looks at the statistics for .NET skills in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited .NET over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 15 10 24
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +14
Contract jobs citing .NET 8 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 8.42% 10.38% 4.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 18.18% 28.95% 11.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 3
Average daily rate £319 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -5.88%
.NET
Hertfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the Watford region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
44 38 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 46.32% 35.85% 37.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 15 12
Average daily rate £410 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £243 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £500 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £33.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+15.67% +3.07%

.NET
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing .NET across the Watford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

.NET Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

.NET
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing .NET across the Watford region.

.NET Daily Rate Trend in Watford

.NET
Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing .NET across the Watford region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

.NET Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

.NET
Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing .NET across the Watford region.

.NET Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Watford region citing .NET also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited .NET.

1 15 (88.24%) C#
2 12 (70.59%) MVC
3 11 (64.71%) .NET Framework
3 11 (64.71%) JavaScript
3 11 (64.71%) SQL Server
4 10 (58.82%) jQuery
5 8 (47.06%) ASP.NET Web API
5 8 (47.06%) ASP.NET
6 7 (41.18%) SQL
6 7 (41.18%) Entity Framework
7 6 (35.29%) HTML
8 5 (29.41%) JSON
8 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (29.41%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (23.53%) HTML5
9 4 (23.53%) RESTful
9 4 (23.53%) SDLC
9 4 (23.53%) CSS
9 4 (23.53%) E-Commerce
9 4 (23.53%) Windows
10 3 (17.65%) XML
10 3 (17.65%) Oracle
10 3 (17.65%) T-SQL
10 3 (17.65%) Finance
10 3 (17.65%) Ajax
10 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 3 (17.65%) Kendo UI
10 3 (17.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 3 (17.65%) Web Development

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Watford region citing .NET also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited .NET. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) CMS
1 1 (5.88%) Sitecore CMS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (64.71%) SQL Server
2 5 (29.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.88%) DB2
3 1 (5.88%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
1 1 (5.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Back Office
2 2 (11.76%) Retail
3 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (82.35%) Developer
2 11 (64.71%) .NET Developer
2 11 (64.71%) C# Developer
3 8 (47.06%) C# .NET Developer
4 6 (35.29%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 4 (23.53%) SQL Developer
6 2 (11.76%) .NET Applications Developer
6 2 (11.76%) Applications Developer
6 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (11.76%) C# Application Developer
6 2 (11.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (11.76%) iOS Developer
6 2 (11.76%) Objective-C Developer
7 1 (5.88%) Development Manager
7 1 (5.88%) Digital Architect
7 1 (5.88%) Lead Project Manager
7 1 (5.88%) Senior C# .NET Developer
7 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
7 1 (5.88%) UI Developer
7 1 (5.88%) Web UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (64.71%) .NET Framework
2 10 (58.82%) jQuery
3 8 (47.06%) ASP.NET
3 8 (47.06%) ASP.NET Web API
4 7 (41.18%) Entity Framework
5 6 (35.29%) HTML
6 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (29.41%) JSON
7 4 (23.53%) CSS
7 4 (23.53%) HTML5
7 4 (23.53%) RESTful
8 3 (17.65%) Ajax
8 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 3 (17.65%) Kendo UI
8 3 (17.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (17.65%) XML
9 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 2 (11.76%) iOS SDK
9 2 (11.76%) WCF
9 2 (11.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Data Integration
1 2 (11.76%) iPad
1 2 (11.76%) iPhone
1 2 (11.76%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.88%) EPoS
2 1 (5.88%) RIA
2 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) MVC
2 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (23.53%) E-Commerce
3 4 (23.53%) SDLC
4 3 (17.65%) Web Development
5 2 (11.76%) iOS Development
5 2 (11.76%) Scrum
5 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (5.88%) B2B
6 1 (5.88%) Change Control
6 1 (5.88%) Change Management
6 1 (5.88%) Front End Development
6 1 (5.88%) Functional Testing
6 1 (5.88%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (5.88%) Logistics
6 1 (5.88%) Migration
6 1 (5.88%) Open Source
6 1 (5.88%) Problem Management
6 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.88%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 15 (88.24%) C#
2 11 (64.71%) JavaScript
3 7 (41.18%) SQL
4 3 (17.65%) T-SQL
5 2 (11.76%) Objective-C
6 1 (5.88%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) Sitecore